Sunday, 7 June 2009

Janet Mbugua leaves KTN

Just to let you know I'm not stuck on any TV presenter but some of them do create a lasting image in the lives of their viewers take the late Anne Wafula, maybe Catherine Kasavuli, Kanze Dena, Louis Otieno, Laura Okal.

But KTNs pair of Esther Arunga and Janet Mbugua have lately been stealing all the accolades and the thunder from others.

It is for the reason that I totally agreed with the Teenez choice of "kuchagua" Esther Arunga in their "chaguo la teenez" of best presenters on TV. She really is a great presenter and if I was doing any voting it would just be a coin toss to decide between the two.
Anyway I'm way beyond "chaguo la teenez" like ten years way beyond.

Anyway my article isn't about Esther Arunga. I just saw on the news last night that Janet Mbugua is leaving KTN and I'm sure that it came a bit of a shocker for all viewers who she has regaled, impressed, captivated etcetera with her presence on telly on Out and About, on Sunrise and on the very successful appeal for the Mercy train as well as the campaign for Kenya's tourist sector which saw her on a week long trip to the eighth world wonder - the Wildebeest migration

Needless to say we are all going to miss her very, very much but I guess that's life ... real life cest la vie ... you know like good things don't last and jewel presenters move on to bigger challenges like CNN or United Nations or whatever.

Anyway this piece is a tribute to the best of the best and wishing her the best in her endeavors.


Who would have thought classical music would be that fun - I spent the whole afternoon watching it on KTN television and was absolutely envious of the crowd that made it to Impala Grounds because they definitely looked like they were having a great time.

Of course I am not the classical music connoisseur I know the common names like Bach, Mozart, Handel ... and might be familiar with a few pieces - they helped me sometime back in overcoming insomnia and restlessness (of course I threw in instrumentals and Jazz - Kenny G and Dave Koz) but on the overall I could mistake one piece for another but nevertheless classical music is great and the Safaricom classical fusion was awesome.

I enjoyed the perfomances by Rhoda Ondeng, the Njoroge Couple (Elizabeth and Njoroge - I am not sure if they are a couple or they just share names but they were great) and I really liked the 11 year old by the name of Vimal who was heavenly on the violin. The Soweto string quartet on the whole did not disappoint and I am sure the high school students who were dancing their feet away to "diamonds on the soles of shoes"would admit to have thoroughly enjoyed the performance by  the brothers and their friend.

For me there was also the extra bonus of seeing Janet Mbugua and Michael Oyier presenting together again on Kenyan TV ... what better treat for a Sunday afternoon.
Michael Oyier and Janet Mbugua: Hosts at the Safaricom Classical fusion

Safaricom outgoing CEO MJ also had a good time although some Zain umbrellas nearly pooped the party for Michael Joseph - Lol  I am sure his nightmares come in Zain colours.


Rafiki said...

You are right, we will miss her. So will 63% of the voters on my blog:

Our Kid said...

He he. Rafiki.. I think that poll sent her on her way. Are you the recruiting officer for eTV? Those lucky South Africans.

Anyway, we wish her will in her migration!

Anonymous said...

Where did she go? We are missing her already.

mwagiru said...

Im watching Janet right now on enews africa,a south african news channel.

john paul mugambi said...

That should be enough motivation for many of her Kenyan fans to get DSTV or to watch eNews Africa. I am made to understand that the eNews thingy is one of the most popular 24hour news channels.
So good for Janet - you go girl

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Gauteng said...

Guys, I'm from Johannesburg in South Africa and I found this blog while I was searching for Janet Mbugua. She's the reason i watch eNews every morning. I tried to check her on facebook but found other Janet Mbuguas.

She is HHHOOOTTTT. Greatings to you all my brothers and sisters in Kenya.

john paul mugambi said...

Thanks Gauteng much greetings to South Africa too.
Glad to hear Janet still rocks and has many fans over there just like in Kenya

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